Custom Manufacturing

Custom manufacturing uses quotes to generate one-off items for customized products. One-off items and BOMs can be generated by copying and modifying a model BOM or can be generated and entered from scratch. After BOM details are completed, quotes are converted to sales orders, which MRP uses to generate custom jobs.

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What does custom manufacturing do for you?

Custom manufacturing enables you to rapidly customize existing products or create custom products from scratch. This provides MRP with the specifications needed for job and PO generation within a coordinated master schedule. Custom manufacturing provides the following features and benefits:

  • One-off BOMs can be generated from model BOMs and can then be customized as needed for each customer order.
  • One-off BOMs can be generated from scratch and can be rapidly populated using the routing generator and component speed entry.
  • A library of standard work center and subcontract processes can be created to enable rapid generation of custom routings.
  • Phantom assemblies can be used to specify sets of components using a single parent component.
  • The cost rollup calculates an estimated cost for each custom item broken out by material, setup, labor, subcontract services, and manufacturing overhead.
  • Import utilities for stock items and BOM components can work with CAD programs for BOM creation.
  • Quotes are used for pre-MRP planning and to communicate pricing and customization details to the customer.
  • When one-off BOMs are finalized, pre-job lead days are automatically calculated and the job days inquiry calculates the estimated shop days allocated for production.
  • When quotes are converted to live sales orders, required dates are updated and serve as target shipment dates and MRP demand dates.
  • For custom to order items, MRP generates jobs directly from sales order lines in the exact quantity ordered.
  • For remanufacturing and disassembly purposes, jobs can be customized while in process to reflect the actual inputs and outputs that are encountered.